Economic Development

Virgin Galactic will take another spaceflight in early October

21 Views   TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – The next spaceflight for Virgin Galactic is now in countdown mode, and the company will be making history once again. Galactic 04’s flight window will be on October 5. The flight will include three private astronauts with different backgrounds.

More jobs in New Mexico than before the pandemic, state experts say

17 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – There are more jobs in New Mexico than before the pandemic, and unemployment is trending down, according to some of the state’s leading economists. They gave lawmakers a snapshot Monday of how the state is doing economically, and what they’re predicting in the next

After a century, oil and gas problems persist on Navajo lands

13 Views   It’s a Saturday morning in late June and Garry Jay, a member of the Navajo Nation, pilots a white crew-cab Chevy pickup on a lumpy dirt road across the grasslands north of his house in Shiprock, New Mexico, heading for the round, wood-framed hogan his grandfather built by

Las Cruces rolls out city’s first publicly funded basic income program

25 Views   Las Cruces’s first publicly funded guaranteed basic income program is in the works. The city-approved pilot project will allocate federal funds and provide monthly payments for a year and a half to qualifying low-income individuals, with the goal of evaluating recipient outcomes. This comes after some in the

Shaky Ground: Exploring seismic activity in the Permian Basin

42 Views   On the program, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson passed away on September 1st. Commentator Walt Rubel shares his thoughts on covering the Richardson Administration. Also, we discuss an increase of seismicity in the Permian Basin, what’s causing it, and what’s being done to stop it. Jonny Coker

Balloon Fiesta announces special shapes for 2023

34 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is almost here and officials say there will be over 100 special shapes flying over New Mexico’s sky. There will be 107 special shape balloons from 6 different countries.

New report shows economic impact of Spaceport America in New Mexico

52 Views   TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. – Spaceport America has been at the center of national attention recently as more Virgin Galactic commercial flights launch from New Mexico. But according to a new report from New Mexico State University and the Arrowhead Center, it’s more than just the shuttle thrusters